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2013-03-21 / Community

News Briefs

Beef educational programs

THE THUMB — Beef project members in the Thumb have an opportunity to learn about the meat industry and make money for college scholarship programs. For more information, call Doug Meiburg Education Chairman at 810-688-2222 or Heather Middleton, Tuscola County 4-H Coordinator, at 989-672-3870.

Sebewaing Rotary gardening

SEBEWAING — The Rotary Club of Sebewaing is in the process of starting a community garden for the benefit, well-being and growth of the community as a whole and on an on-going basis. They are seeking youth and volunteers to assist. Youth may be able to use the time to count toward school activities, such as NHS. The Sebewaing Rotary Community Garden Committee meets the third Thursday of every month at the Sebewaing Chamber Office, 222 North Center, Sebewaing, at 7 p.m. Organizers say, “Please join us if you have any interest in promoting our community and being a part of this productive project.” For more information: 989-551-8922 or krisjahr@sbcglobal.net.

Commissioner’s potluck today

BAD AXE — The general public is invited to meet members of our local county government, share ideas and ask questions at the annual Commissioner’s Potluck Luncheon. The event will begin at noon today at the Huron County Farm Bureau Building, located behind McDonald’s Food & Family Center and Mortimer Lumber in Bad Axe. Attendees are asked to please R.S.V.P. to 989-269- 9911 and bring a dish to pass.

“Bully Be-Gone!” Mar. 21

BAD AXE — Parenting Awareness Month Coalition will be hosting “Bully Be-Gone!” today, with dinner served at 5:30 p.m., and a presentation from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. at Evangel Life Church, 1365 South Van Dyke Road (M-53), Bad Axe. Popular parenting and relationship expert Dr. Thomas Haller will be presenting “Bully Be-Gone!” A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Tom’s presentation will be from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. Childcare and transportation provided at no charge. To register, call Amber at 989-453-4478.

CDL Meeting Mar. 21

BAD AXE — Huron County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a meeting regarding changes to the Commercial Motor Vehicle law, the definition of implement of husbandry and weight laws tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Huron County Farm Bureau Building in the Northgate Shopping Center in Bad Axe. A law enforcement office will be present to explain changes and answer questions. The meeting is free and open to Huron County residents. For more information, call 989-453-2383 or 989- 269-9911.

Market Day in Pigeon Friday

PIGEON — Pigeon District Library, located at the corner of South Main and Nitz streets, will host a Market Day from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. on Friday in the Community Room. There will be more than a dozen vendors. For more information, call 989-453- 2341.

Free family movie on Monday

HARBOR BEACH — There will be a Free Family Movie on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Harbor Beach Community Theatre — “An Easter Bunny Puppy” (2013, family, Kristine DeBell, Strider Ellis, Jason Faunt). Admission is free, concessions available at regular prices. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Model Railroad Club Mar. 25

PORT HOPE — A new club is forming in Port Hope starting Monday and is open to all ages and modelers of all scales. When: Monday 7 p.m. till 9:15 p.m. (4th Monday of each month). Where: Port Hope Fire Hall, Located on M-25 in Port Hope. For more information, call Greg Gephart at 989-428-4554.

Blood Drive Mar. 26

BAD AXE — There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday from 1 p.m. till 6:45 p.m. at the Bad Axe Knights of Columbus Hall sponsored by Huron Medical Center and the Bad Axe Knights of Columbus. To schedule an appointment.call 1-800-RED CROSS.

HB baseball, softball signup

HARBOR BEACH — The 2013 Harbor Beach Baseball & Softball sign up is set for Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. till 6:30 p.m. in the Women’s Club Room at the Community House. The coaches and volunteers meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Ask the Expert Mar. 28

PIGEON — “Ask the Expert: Thyroid Disorders and Osteoporsis” will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 28 at Country Bay Village, 161 Country Bay Drive, Pigeon. Dr. Paul Scaddan of Sebewaing Family Medicine will discuss “Thyroid Disorders: Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism & How Osteoporosis is Related.” Light Refreshments served. Reservations appreciated but not required. For more information, call Amber Delmotte at (989) 453-4478.

Immanuel Holy Week broadcasts

SEBEWAING — Immanuel Lutheran Church, 800 E. Bay St., Sebewaing, announces radio broadcasts on WCTP 88.5-FM of their Good Friday (March 29) 1:30 p.m. and Easter Sunday (March 31) 8 a.m. services. Holy Week services will be Maundy Thursday (March 28) 7 p.m.; Good Friday (March 29) 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday (March 31) 8 a.m. & 10 a.m., with breakfast between services.

Winter Sizzlers ends Mar. 30

SEBEWAING — The “Winter Sizzlers” adult reading program at the Sebewaing Township Library will end March 30. Readers can enter multiple times before then to increase chances of winning a prize.

Scholarship deadline Apr. 1

HURON COUNTY — High school seniors who are interested in applying for the Anthony L. Rapes Scholarship and/or the 4-H Council Scholarship are reminded that the deadline for both applications is Monday, April 1 to the MSU Extension Office. No late applications will be accepted. For more information, contact Shelly Warczinsky or Kari A. VerEllen, 4-H Administrative Assistant, MSU Extension-Huron County, 1142 S. Van Dyke, Bad Axe, MI 48413, 989-269-9949, Ext. 604, Fax: 989-269-7221, verelle7@anr.msu.edu

“Light It Up Blue” Apr. 2

HURON COUNTY — The Thumb Area will “Light It Up Blue!” The Huron County Autism Committee announces that Tuesday, April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. To commemorate this day, they are encouraging local businesses and individuals to participate in the “Light It Up Blue” campaign by changing their outdoor lights from white to blue bulbs for Tuesday, April 2. See www.portaustinautismwalk. weebly.com or visit the “Port Austin Walk Now for Autism Speaks” Facebook page for more information on how to become involved in raising awareness and funds for Autism Speaks. For information on where to get blue light bulbs, please call Rose Cooper at 989-550-8361.

Food Distribution Apr. 6

SEBEWAING — Bay Shore Camp, 450 North Miller Street, Sebewaing, announces upcoming 2013 Food Bank Dates: Saturdays, Apr. 6; Jun. 8; Aug. 17; and Oct. 5. All dates are Saturdays and distribution is from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. or when food is gone. Participants must have a photo ID with current address to receive food. For more information and to call ahead to verify dates and times, call 989-883-2501.

Lakeshore Community Diabetes Self- Management training program offered

HARBOR BEACH — “Putting it All Together: Discussion and Problem Solving of Common Situations Managing a Life with Diabetes,” a discussion class for people with diabetes, will be offered from 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. on Monday, April 8 at Harbor Beach Community Hospital. This program is geared to individuals with diabetes who have already participated in a diabetes education program, and are interested in a group discussion format of problem solving common situations, in order to better manage their diabetes and improve their health and well-being. The class is facilitated by the hospital’s certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian, and focuses on the topics that participants wish to focus on. All attending will receive a complimentary cookbook and are welcome to bring their spouse to the program as well. Physician order and pre-registration is needed, class size is limited. For more information, or to pre-register, call Laurie at 989-479-3201 extension 202.

Embracing Our Earth Apr. 13

PIGEON — Embracing Our Earth IX will be from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Laker High School, 6136 Pigeon Road, Pigeon. For more information, call 989-269-6406.

Author to speak on PTSD Apr. 16

PIGEON — On Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m., the Pigeon District Library will host Ken Rogers, a life-long Michigan resident and author of the book “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Police Officer’s Report.” Rogers says, “I have written a book about my personal experiences serving as a police officer and my involvement in the shooting of a barricaded gunman. The emotional issues which followed including suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder changed my life forever. My desire is that other first responders understand that they are not alone in their feelings of isolation and depression. With help and knowledge they can survive a critical incident and the possibility of developing PTSD.” The free program is open to everyone who has an interest in post traumatic stress disorder and in learning how Rogers dealt with his PTSD.

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